It's been five days since Curious was stitched up. She seems to be healing well and is letting me groom that side and even apply Neosporin around the open drain section but she will not lot me get anywhere close to her if I have Vaseline on my fingers. In fact the minute the cap comes off, even she can't see it she starts backing up and laying her ears back. My theory is she associates the smell of it with being stitched up since we applied it liberally below the wound so that she wouldn't end up with serum scald. She does have a bit of scald now, but I did manage today to get some Neosporin on it which should help it heal and help prevent further problems.
Jane is a wife, mother, critter-wrangler and works full-time off the farm as well.